Following on from the Daily Mail complaints that PayPal are spoiling the magic of Christmas by daring to suggest that parents might actually do some Christmas shopping. Most kids expect that mum and dad might buy them a gift on top of what Santa delivers and PayPal have responded.
PayPal told us that “We just want to take a moment to say we’re sorry that some people have been upset by our new UK Christmas TV advert” and explained “Our ad aims to take a fun look at those Christmas presents kids know come from their parents, and not in any way say Father Christmas doesn’t also deliver presents to them. We want every child to experience the magic of Christmas“.
Frankly I think PayPal are spot on and that all children are used to mysterious looking boxes arriving home after shopping trips in the run up to Christmas. However PayPal don’t want to spoil Christmas so have said “However, we have listened to our customers’ feedback. We’re making arrangements that as soon as TV channels will allow, our commercial will run only after 9pm, the ‘watershed’ after which it is assumed that younger children will not be watching TV”.
You can read PayPal’s blog post on the subject or sit back and watch the advert causing all the fuss below: